in it, one must consider you other Florentines as country gentlemen. Tell our dear Miny, that when he unfolds the enchanted carpet, which his brother the wise Galfridus sends him, he will find all the kingdoms of the earth portrayed in it. In short, as much history as was described on the ever-memorable and wonderful piece of silk, which the puissant "White Cat6 inclosed in a nut-shell, and presented to her paramour Prince. In short, in this carpet, which (filberds being out of season) I was reduced to pack up in a walnut, he will find the following immense library of political lore: Magazines for October, November, December; with an Appendix for the year 1741; all the Magazines for 1742, bound in one volume; and nine Magazines for 1743 ; the Life of King Theodore, a certain fairy monarch; with the Adventures of this Prince and the fair Eepublic of G-enoa; the Miscellaneous Thoughts of the fairy Hervey6; the Question Stated; Case of the Hanover Troops; and the Vindication of the Case; Faction Detected; Congratulatory Letter to Lord Sath; the Mysterious Congress; and four Old England Journals. Tell Mr. Mann, or Mr. Mann tell himself, that I would send him nothing but this enchanted carpet, which he can't pretend to return. I will accept nothing under enchantment. Adieu all! Continue to love
THE TWO PATAPANS.
134. To HOEACE MANN.
London, Nov. 17,1743.
I WOULD not write on Monday till I could tell you the King was come. He arrived at St. James's between five
8 See the story of the White Oat in the fairy tales. Walpole.
6 Lord Kerrey's Miscellaneous
Thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs (1742).